New Year’s Eve is a time to release things of old and embrace all that is new and good in your life. Well, my latest bride and groom did just that. They not only chose to wed at midnight on the eve of a new year, but they brought in the new decade becoming husband and wife. Although the timing wasn’t exactly perfect as the kiss happened a few seconds before midnight (we will blame Apple time for that), everything else at this wedding was. It was a stunning display of love and beauty, not to mention one heck of a party!
If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll probably remember the adorable duo I’m speaking of. Micah and Micahia were basically born to be together. Not only because of this, but I mean… look at their names. You cannot get a clearer sign that “this is the one” than that! These two are a power couple in the making-gorgeous, smart, and successful, and have the ambition to achieve their wildest dreams.
Micah looked dapper in his tuxedo with burgundy tie and accents. What took it to another level were his burgundy velvet slides. GQ SMOOTH! Micahia was stunning in her TWO dresses. Yes, I said TWO! The first one, ivory and champagne, with a fitted bodice that flared out into an asymmetric ruffled bottom fir Micahia like a glove and was perfect for the semi-formal affair. She was also stunning in the ceremony dress, which was a white A-line gown with a deep V and POCKETS!!! Y’all know I love a dress with pockets! Not only did the bride and groom look fabulous, but the parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen all looked amazing. Even the guests showed out in their black semi-formal attire. But don’t think for one moment that the attire stopped them from partying and having a good time. Thanks to DJ John Q on the ones and twos, they danced, danced and danced some more!
The party included many of the traditional wedding events, but there were some events that stood out at this reception. First, there was the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated serenade. The bride (a member of the sorority) sits in the center of a standing circle of sorors who serenade her to wish her well on her day and show their support of her journey as a wife. Then, they strolled! Another unique event was the choreographed number that Micahia performed for her husband (with the help of her bridesmaids). It was a jaw-dropping and hype moment!
The final, and most touching moment, however, came as Micah was presented with his father’s watch before the events of the day began. You see, Micah’s father passed away a couple of weeks before the wedding. So there were some moments of sadness during the evening, but I’m sure Papa Quinland was looking down from heaven on his son, beaming with pride on this special day.
Micah and Micahia’s wedding was one for the record books. It was one of the most unique weddings I have ever attended. Since the couple were to be pronounced husband and wife on New Year’s Eve, and there is significance of the stroke of midnight kiss, Micah and Micahia decided to have a flipped wedding. The couple was announced, did some of the formal dances, and the reception began. Then, after some time partying, it was time for the romantic, candle-lit ceremony. The ceremony included a beautiful song by local artist Chanson Calhoun. Once the ceremony concluded, the party continued late into the night. I don’t know if the flipped wedding has been done before, but it is a pretty cool and unique way to celebrate your nuptials. And if the “flipped wedding” becomes a trend, Micahia called it!
Micah and Micahia, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day. It was a beautiful day from start to finish, and I feel it an honor to be there with you all. I know you all will celebrate many new years together as husband and wife, and I pray happiness and many blessings for your future.
Venue: Foundry at Glassworks
Wedding Planner: Daphne Jones
DJ: John Q
Photographer: Shannon Drummond Photography, LLC
Photo Booth: Always Images
Videographer: Wedding V Makers
Cake: Sam’s Club
Catering: Kingsley Meats and Catering
Groom’s Attire: Tuxedo Avenue